|Join Martin Black as he guides you through the use of the "A" Pen - a pen designed to build the defence in your cow horse in a clear and efficient way. By letting your horse rest when he is in position on the cow and putting him to work when he is not, your horse will learn his job and have a good attitude about getting it done.
Learn how to tap into experience and instinct that your horse already has to read a cow's balance point and flight zone and make his moves accordingly. With consistent presentation, you can develop your horse's cow sense without a lot of kicking and pulling or practicing mechanical patterns.
Being an Idaho rancher is in Martin Black's blood; reaching back five generations on both his maternal and paternal sides his family has ranched in Owyhee County, Idaho. With this deeply-rooted tradition and the desire to honour and maintain it, along with the influence of other present-day horseman, he has studied different elements of horsemanship throughout his life. What he looks for isn't just a style or particular method, but what works for the horse. If it works there must be a reason why, if it doesn't work there must be a reason why. If we can understand what prepared or caused the horse to react or respond in the manner they do whether it is desirable or not, then we may learn to identify and influence the action of the horse in what we think is a positive and productive way.
Martin has competed in many cow horse events, and his earnings in reined cow horse, stock horse, camp drafting and rodeo events exceed $65,000.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes